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Glubbery Gray, the Knight-Eating Beast
This colorful, laughter-filled, rhyming counting tale tells of eight knights who have just captured the infamous "Knight-Eating Beast." As they lead him away, however, the line of knights becomes shorter and shorter, until the remaining knight figures out that traveling with a knight-eating beast might not be the smartest idea.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 2nd 2010 by Pelican
(first published September 1st 2010)
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The illustrations in this clever, funny counting book are appealing to even the youngest child...and older children like it for creative ways that Glubbery Gray eats one knight after another. The youngest kids had fun counting the ever decreasing band of knights...and the older kids in my audience had fun guessing which knight would be old gray's next victim. Humorous with rhyming rhythmic text this was a great read-aloud with a large group ranging in age from 2 to about 7 as it engaged all of t ...more
May 13, 2012 Paula rated it liked it
Eight knights capture a terrible beast, but as they lead him away the line of captors becomes shorter and shorter, until the last one concludes that traveling with a famous knight-eating beast is unwise.
Beth Kander grew up in the small-town Midwest and spent more than a decade in the Deep South, always collecting stories. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mississippi University for Women and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her novels draw readers in to her characters' lives, often exploring haunted pasts, interconnected narratives, or re-imagined folklore. An award- ...more